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Antique Shirvan Medallion & Gubba (Dome) (so called "Karagashli") rug with an abrashed blue field

Code: SHMD05

Age: 1880-1890

: 122x380cm

Size (ft): 4'0"x12'5"

Structure: wool pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: There is a very similar Shirvan long rug in Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 256: http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/kuba/kuba-shirvan-medallion/antique_caucasian_kuba_shirvan_medallion_rug148.htm

Seven stepped-edge and conjoined hexagonal medallions arranged in a single vertical row, with two red gubbas (domes) at either end of the row. This serrated red medallion has been related to ancient Zoroastrian insignia by some authors. Various hooked, octagonal and squared motifs are placed in between the hexagonal medallions.

All within a yellow ground main border with linked "S"/Dragon motifs, between a red ground flower head motif inner border and an outer border of "wheel" motif, separated by dark brown and ivory ‘barber’s’ pole guard stripes.

Overall good condition. Some professional repairs. Wear in selvedge in one place which can easily be repaired.

For more similar examples, see:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (James F. Ballard Collection) - https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/447470

Ulrich Schurmann's "Caucasian Rugs", plate 66

Werner Grote-Hasenbalg's "Meisterstücke Orientalischer Knüpfkunst", table 20 (36)


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